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Boeing completes delivery of 12 P-8I aircraft to India

The P-8I is widely acknowledged to be the world's deadliest LRMR-ASW aircraft

Boeing completes delivery of 12 P-8I aircraft to India

The aircraft has also been deployed in disaster relief and humanitarian missions

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
The Boeing Company on Thursday delivered the last of 12 P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMR-ASW) aircraft ordered by the Indian Navy.

The Indian Navy became the first international customer for the P-8I in January 2009, when it signed a contract with Boeing for eight P-8I Poseidon aircraft for $2.17 billion, according to a Comptroller & Auditor General report.

In 2013, the navy began inducting those first eight Poseidons, which have since flown 35,000 flight hours, imposing tight control and close observation over the northern Indian Ocean.

In 2016, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracted for four more P-8Is under

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 2:29 PM IST

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